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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Photo ID shot down...for now


Federal judge Lynn Adelman, who used to be my state Senator here in Franklin, has ruled Wisconsin’s photo ID law unconstitutional. No surprise. Adelman is an extreme lefty.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today issued the following statement in response:

“I am disappointed with the order and continue to believe Wisconsin’s law is constitutional.  We will appeal.”

Last November, the state Assembly passed revisions to the the law in question, but, as WPR reported, "While the bill passed the state Assembly it is unlikely (to) pass the state Senate, where the Republican majority leader has said he will not bring it to the floor until after the federal court rules on the constitutionality of the current photo ID bill."

Today, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he would work with the Senate "to do whatever it takes to ensure Voter ID is in place as quickly as possible."

The state Supreme Court might rule on challenges to the law this summer.

This is important to remember.

I love this. Chizema Najika, 80, shows her card as she leaves in a cart after voting at a polling station in Harare on July 31, 2013, during Zimbabwe's presidential election. Remember, a photo ID requirement to vote in America is just too much of a hassle. Photo: Alexander Joe / AFP - Getty Images

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